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Norovirus

By Jocelyn Lewis

Norovirus

Type of Microbe:
-Virus
Disease caused by:
-It causes gastroenteritis and food borne illnesses
Scientific name:
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Norovirus Caliciviradae, or Norwalk virus
How the organism attacks and spreads
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eating food or drinking liquids that are contaminated with norovirus,
-touching surfaces or objects contaminated with norovirus then putting your fingers in your mouth, or
-having contact with someone who is infected with norovirus (for example, caring for or sharing food or eating utensils with someone with norovirus illness).
Common victims & cases per year
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CDC estimates that each year on average 19 to 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis are caused by noroviruses.
Symptoms
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Sudden onset of nausea
-Projectile vomiting
-Also flu-like symptoms such as a temperature, aching limbs and general weakness.
Treatments
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There is no specific treatment
-The best thing to do is to get plenty of bed rest and drink plenty of fluids
Hide out
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In people who work with food